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Roasted Pepper, Kalamata, and Prosciutto Pasta

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell and Jan Gautro
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups pasta mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese)
Wide, flat pappardelle pasta creates a refined presentation: Its cascading quality gives the dish more height. If you can't find pappardelle, substitute a short pasta, such as cavatappi or penne. You can complete steps 1 through 3 up to a day ahead.

Ingredients

  • 3 red bell peppers (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 ounces prosciutto, sliced into 1/8-inch strips
  • 6 cups hot cooked pappardelle pasta (about 12 ounces uncooked pasta)
  • 6 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • Parsley sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 343
  • caloriesfromfat 29 %
  • fat 11.2 g
  • satfat 2.8 g
  • monofat 6.3 g
  • polyfat 1.4 g
  • protein 14.5 g
  • carbohydrate 46.2 g
  • fiber 4.3 g
  • cholesterol 16 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 707 mg
  • calcium 111 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler.

  2. Cut bell peppers in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten with hand. Broil 10 minutes or until blackened. Place in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 10 minutes. Peel and cut into thin strips.

  3. Combine olives and next 6 ingredients (olives through black pepper) in a bowl. Add bell pepper strips and chopped parsley; toss gently to combine.

  4. Cook prosciutto in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat 3 minutes or until crisp; remove from pan. Add bell pepper mixture to pan; cook over low heat 3 minutes or until heated.

  5. Place pasta in a large bowl. Add bell pepper mixture and prosciutto; toss gently to combine. Sprinkle with cheese. Garnish with parsley sprigs, if desired.

Cook's Notes

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